Dan Greaves (athlete)

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Dan Greaves
Daniel Greaves.jpg
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Great Britain
Paralympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens F44/46 discus throw
Silver 2000 Sydney F44/46 discus throw
Bronze 2008 Beijing F44 discus throw
Silver 2012 London F44 discus throw
World Championship
Silver 2002 Lille F44 discus throw
Silver 2006 Assen F44 discus throw
Silver 2011 Christchurch F44 discus throw
Silver 2013 Lyon F44 discus throw
Competitor for  England
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2014 Glasgow Discus – F42/44

Daniel Greaves (born 4 October 1982) is a British athlete who specialises in the discus throw.

Biography[edit]

Greaves was born in Anstey, Leicestershire in 1982.[1]

Greaves won the gold medal in the F44/46 category discus throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, establishing a new world record with a throw of 55.12m.[2] He had previously won silver at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney.[3]

Despite being born with a deformity of the feet, Greaves was selected to join the British able-bodied team in a competition against the United States in 2001.[3]

Greaves competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing,[4] winning a bronze medal in the F44 discus throw.

He broke the world record again at the pre-IPC World Athletics Championships in New Zealand in January 2011, throwing 59.98m on his fourth throw.[5][6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British team for Athens 2004", paralympics.org.uk, retrieved 2011-03-05
  2. ^ "Greaves takes discus crown", BBC, 20 September 2004
  3. ^ a b "Unique double for Daniel Greaves", uksport.gov.uk, 17 August 2008
  4. ^ "ParalympicsGB receive athletics nominations for the Beijing 2008 Paralympics", British Paralympics Association, June 2008
  5. ^ "'Discus' Dan is a World Record Man", Anstey Clarion, February 2011, p. 1
  6. ^ "IPC WORLDS: Greaves justifies his pre-event billing to take discus gold in New Zealand", morethangames.co.uk, 26 January 2011, retrieved 2011-03-05